Listen to the story
While an online course has a starting point and a linear path towards the end that corresponds to the work process of the old industrial society’s assembly lines. If you are creating a curriculum this is basically the structure you would use. Preferably with some form of grading system at the end of the course. But if it should include any form of deep learning a combination of an online course and an interactive book is the best solution.
Where the interactive book produces understanding and further curiosity of the subject field as an important driving force. The goals are not necessarily integrated within the format, although it could e.g. with an integrated gamification system. While the online course format is more directed on the process and reaching integrated goals.